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Lowepro CompuTrekker AW

CompuTrekker
Review Date: Nov 5, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $199.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Fits everything, comfortable for short trips, very well padded, room for extras
Cons:
excessive straps.

This is not a hiking back pack and I didn't expect it to be, so I had no delusions of it's ability. I think the key to making this bag comfortable is to place the heavier items in your kit at the bottom of the bag, not at the top (as i first did). It is too unbalanced like this and also won't stand upright on the ground. flipping things around fixed the balance problem and made it much more comfortable to carry. As I fly a lot, I found it very handy using the compartments for an iPod, book, headphones etc.. I wasn't compelled to fill it with all my lenses because I could. I tried the tripod strap and gave up (carried it separately), although I would have persisted if i had to walk a long way. All in all a great bag that suits me perfectly.